Government of lndia
Ministry of Penonnel. PG & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training ******
North Block, New Delhl
Dated April 26, 2011
Subject:- Payment of fee under the RTI Act by lndian Postal Order.
The undersigned is directed to say that the Right to information (Regulation of
Fee and Cost) Rules, 2005 provide that a person seeking information under the RTI
Act, 1005 can make payment of fee for obtdning information by cash or demand
draft or banker's cheque or lndian Postal Order. It has been brought to the notice
of this Department that some public authorities do not accept fee through the
lndian Postal Orders.
2. As stated above, one of the approved modes of payment of fee under the
Rules k through Indian Postal Order. Refusal ta accept fee through the IPO may be
treated as refusal to accept the application. It may result into imposition of penalty
by the Central Information Commission on the concerned Central Public Information
Officer under Section 20 of the Act. AH the public authorities should, therefore,
ensure that payment of fee by IPO is not denied.
3. Contents of this OM may be brought to the notice of all concerned.
K. G. Verma